Peer review process

The peer review is carried out by two or more arbitrators under the simple-blind procedure. The Associate Editor selects reviewers from national and foreign academics who are experts in their respective fields of Botany and who, through their experience, can provided a critical, independent, and impartial assessment of the manuscripts, in order to measure the quality, originality, scientific rigor, and credibility of the research. The reviewers issue explicit suggestions and recommendations on the improvement and/or necessary adjustments of the contribution. As a consequence, the scientific quality of the accepted contributions is guaranteed before publication, and the high-quality standards of the journal are maintained in the CONACYT, SCOPUS, and JCR. This allows the journal to be evaluated annually by JCR and obtain an evaluation score known as the index or impact factor.

The final decision on publication of a manuscript is the sole responsibility of the Editor-in-chief